Summer Reading Fun with “Moo-dy Summer Mania” and Borden Dairy

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Hands down, one of the most popular children’s book series that flies off of the shelves in my library is Judy Moody by Megan McDonald. The Judy Moody book series, targeted at 6-9 year olds, is written about a feisty and independent-minded girl who finds herself in fun and adventurous scenarios in each individual book of the series.Judy Moody has more than 17.5 million books … [Read more...]

While You Were At Camp

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What’s it like for a mom to have five whole days to herself with no kid around because the kid is at a day camp for the first time?  Allow me to share how my week has been. Monday-  I walked my son in to camp and promptly found his group leader.  I deposited his lunch in the proper place and hung around for a few minutes making sure he was going to be ok with … [Read more...]

Do doTERRA Essential Oils Work?

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You’ve probably heard the hype on essential oils being the natural cure-all for just about anything that might ail you.  I’ve read enough convincing things online about doTERRA Essential Oils that I wanted so badly to buy a kit.  However, if you’ve checked the prices on these essential oils it may have left you with a little sticker shock.  Most of the oils cost around $20- $30 … [Read more...]

4 Things That Kill Blogging Productivity

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For a few months now, I’ve struggled with balancing blogging with my other life responsibilities.  I’ve had a full plate this past year with work, family, and taking classes to renew my teaching license.  I can’t tell you how many times that when I’ve actually had the  time to sit down and blog, I end up with absolutely nothing to show for it.  I chalked up … [Read more...]

Pork Steak and Hidden Valley Potatoes

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One good thing about being off work all summer is that I have time to cook like I really want to.  During the week, E.B. and I eat with my parents a few nights and we order pizza one night during the week, so I look forward to the weekends when my husband, who adores being in the kitchen, cooks up my favorite meals.  I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the greatest … [Read more...]

No More Leftovers

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Today is the first day of summer vacation for E.B. and I.  He’s been out of school for almost two weeks already, but Friday was my last day of work. Here we sit, side by side, still in our pajamas (with me sans makeup and hair pulled back) at noon.  He begged me to download a game on his computer and watch him play.  I did.  Although I have no idea about the point of … [Read more...]

Summer Fun Musicals and Netflix Giveaway #StreamTeam

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There are just some movies from my childhood that still stop me in my tracks and draw me in, no matter how many times I’ve seen them.  One of the very first movies I ever remember watching is the musical Grease.  To this day, I can still remember the words to all of the songs in the movie. At 8 years of age, I can tell you that being a Pink Lady and being super impressed … [Read more...]

Stress Stinks! Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant Review & Walmart GC Giveaway

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Ahh.  The end of the school year.  It sounds so easy, like we’re just sliding into home stretch here.  The reality?  Not so much.  Here’s just a few of the things we have (or have had) going on in the past few weeks: Final testing Field trips Awards Days Closing up the library for the school year duties. And?  In the thick of it all, I decided along the way … [Read more...]

Busy May Weekend

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I rarely take off work unless I’m really sick or E.B. is sick, but I always set aside two personal days in May to attend a couple of events at E.B.’s school.  With this school year seeming much longer than usual, it felt great to leave work Thursday afternoon knowing I had an extra day to spend time with my family. Thursday evening we headed to Lost Pizza.  Not only does … [Read more...]